1983 Bristol 38'
11.58' m
$69,900 USD

1983 Bristol 38'

Freedom is a wonderful example of the iconic Ted Hood design that has travelled extensively from Maine to Florida in comfort and safety. It's 58' air draft and centerboard make it well-suited for traveling the ICW and the Bahamas.  She features New England-quality construction with a solid, hand-lai


Sail inventory including 2017 Rolly Tasker offshore grade Mainsail with double reef points, and Dutchman flaking system.

Rolly Tasker Offshore grade 125% Genoa, 2019.

North Sails gennaker Asymmetrical with sock 1.5oz (age unknown)

Harken roller furling

Forespar carbon fiber spinnaker pole  

The standing rigging has been replaced (2016-2022), and much of the running rigging is like new.

The cabin features warm teak interior a teak and holly sole. The cushions are navy blue with a subtle pattern.

The foward owner’s berth has a custom orthopedic-style mattress; Headroom is about 6' 8" in the salon, and about 6'4" in the forward cabin and head.

Teak dining table has 2 drop leaves and hidden silverware & liquor cabinet

Sleeps 6 or 7.

Large head with shower has private doors from both the owners' stateroom & saloon

Double berth forward (w/filler), has a large hanging locker, and enormous storage in lockers and drawers.

Double berths port and starboard in the saloon plus a generous quarter berth.

The saloon has tasteful navy blue upholstery in good condition. There is abundant storage throughout in a beautiful teak hanging locker, cabinets and drawers. There is also a large wet locker for foul weather gear.

Large navigation station w/ electronics and abundant storage.

Teak ceiling throughout on the sides of hull

Three opening ports

Abundant storage in lockers, cabinets and drawers.

Head includes a stainless sink, shower with new pump, large vanity mirror, white counter and abundant storage.

Brass trawler lamp over dining table. Condition is unknown. Not to be operated prior to sale closing. Conveyed as is.

Brass diesel-fired cabin heater. Condition unknown. Not to be operated prior to sale closing. Conveyed as is.

Large galley with double sink, propane range/oven and deep refrigerator/freezer and lots of storage

Excellent hand holds in cabins.



Shipmate propane cooktop w/3 burners & oven. Frigoboat 12 volt water cooled refrigerator/freezer w/ replacement control.


Custom LED lights w/ dimmer over galley Dry storage locker


Electronics & electrical system:


Raymarine RL-70 radar at chart table w/ self-leveling mast mount for radome. Garmin 2006C GPS/plotter at chart table.


Raymarine under deck autopilot (rudder indicator included but not installed), Standard Horizon GX2400 VHF radio at chart table with cockpit remote mic.


Garmin Echomap 50 at helm with updated charts.


Raymarine Wind, depth & speed instruments in cockpit. New DST 810 transducer.


Xantrex Prosine 2000 watt inverter & charger.


Three (3) 4D AGM house batteries (630ah total). One (1) Group 27 AGM engine start battery


Two 100w flexible solar panels. Sold as is. Includes Blue Sky PMMT controller.


Two Radar reflectors


Shore Power 30 amp x 50' cord.


Harken roller furler (new in '05). Recent furler line.


Lewmar 48 ST primary winches Lewmar mainsheet winch, Adjustable main sheet traveler with new lines 2023. Merriman centerboard winch, Inboard genoa tracks. Outboard genoa/spinnaker sail tracks. Custom turning blocks.


Deck & hull Solid fiberglass hull, hand-laid construction, with internal ballast glassed into the hull cavity. Decks are cored with end-grain balsa. The rudder is skeg hung, and the prop is in an aperture inside the skeg. The rudder post is bronze,and there is a bronze shoe at the bottom of the rudder/skeg.


Full-length teak rub rail with s.s. striker, teak toe rail, aluminum mainsail traveler, fiberglass dorade boxes w/ teak tops, stainless dorade vents with SS guards. Spray hood for mainsail hatch


Forward cabin deck hatch Mid cabin deck hatch. Anchor well, single anchor roller. Hawse pipe for anchor rode.


45 lb CQR anchor w/ 5/16 x 275' Hi tensile G43 chain.


Centerboard winch, pennant.


Dodger w/stainless bows. Cockpit awning zips on dodger, & attaches to backstay.


Kato SS outboard engine hoist 


Swim ladder w/ teak treads on transom with opening gate.


Edson steering pedestal with engine controls, 42" stainless destroyer wheel and Ritchie compass on binnacle. (compass light currently inoperable, and sold as is.

Edson folding cockpit table


Large sail locker, Lazarette locker, Shallow storage locker. Molded-in double propane locker w/ overboard drain and updated tanks.


Edson outboard bracket

Double life lines with gates

Jack lines

Safety tether

 Midship cleats and chocks. Extra 800 lbs of lead ballast epoxied into keel sump (done in consultation w/ designer Ted Hood) Epoxy barrier coat on bottom


Custom closed-cell foam cockpit cushions


 Universal 44 h.p diesel. High output alternator. Four new fuel injectors 2022.

Approximately 3600 hrs on diesel. New hour meter 6/13

Motor mounts replaced 2007

Shaft log and cutlass bearing 2023

Engine room blower

Lead lining insulation on engine room doors

Two electric bilge pumps, manual bilge pump

Shower sump pump (new)

36 gallon aluminum fuel tank replaced 2007

3 blade bronze Variprop



Lewmar V2 electric windlass with 44LB CQR anchor and 275' of 5/16 Hi tensile G43 chain (2017)

Life jackets (4 adult)


Dock lines

MOB pole


Bosun's chair (Harken)


38'4" (11.68 Meters)








36 Gallons (136.27 Liters)

200 Gallons (757.08 Liters)

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Tad Morse - Yacht Broker
Tad Morse
Yacht Broker

32 Neds Point Road

Mattapoisett MA 02739 USA